The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Knutsford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 12.28% 1.25% 5.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 63.64% 33.33% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate £260 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £28.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +8.69%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 19.30% 3.75% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 4
Average daily rate £270 £540 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +47.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £540 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.81%
SQL Server
Cheshire

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Knutsford region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) Replication
5 2 (20.00%) Clustering
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Moq
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (10.00%) LINQ
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Release Management
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (10.00%) MVVM
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle